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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 Recommendations

Thanksgiving is a mere two days away. I can’t believe it. This year we will be traveling to spend the day with his father’s side, and while I won’t be making anything this year (I offered and was graciously turned down by the lovely southern ladies in his family) I wanted to share some recipes I have posted previously that I may have made if we were in town. I’ll be bringing some bottles of wine instead for the occasion, it’s not in my nature to show up empty handed!

May I suggest?


Sweet lil Smokies – beef cocktail links wrapped in bacon and covered in brown sugar and baked. These are heaven on a plate.

Hot Crab and Artichoke dip – very cheesy! Warmed pita bread makes a great vessel for this dip.


Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots, Sage, and Pancetta – a fabulous new way to eat potatoes and a great sidekick for a turkey dinner.

Fully Loaded Green Beans – Sautéed green beans with onions, mushrooms, and bacon. Very yummy.

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes – if mashed potatoes aren’t your thing, these would be fantastic.

Cheesy Baked Leeks aka Leek Gratin – I probably would have made this to bring with us. It’s been one of my favorite things as of late, and would be a very delicious substitute for pearled onions.

Chorizo and Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing – not your normal savory stuffing, this has a definite spicy kick!

Other additions

Roasted Garlic and Cheese Biscuits – I love these. They melt in your mouth.

Shallot and Mushroom Gravy – If you want your gravy to have a little something extra, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Cranberry, Walnut, and White Chocolate Cookies – While pie is king on Thanksgiving, these would be perfect if you are still a little too full for a whole piece.

Got Leftovers?

Mashed Potato Pancakes with Mustard Dill Sour Cream – these are perfect for breakfast or dinner the next day.

All of these dishes have printable versions available for print if you like. While several of them are not written to serve a crowd, I promise they are easily duplicated to serve any amount of people.



Simply Life said...

Great ideas!

Food, she thought. said...

I have had those sweet little smokies made by none other than our friend Karla. I went back for seconds and thirds. I am dying to makebthe pitatoesvwith sage, shallots and pancetta. My TG mouth is watering!

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